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Title: Strongylida  
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Subject: Ancylostoma caninum, Ancylostoma duodenale, Strongylidae, Trichostrongyloidea, Mammomonogamus
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The Strongylida suborder includes many of the important nematodes found in the gastrointestinal tracts of ruminants, horses, and swine, as well as the lungworms of ruminants and the hookworms of dogs and cats.


  • Taxonomy 1
  • Major superfamilies 2
    • Diaphanocepaloidea 2.1
    • Ancylostomatoidea 2.2
    • Strongyloidea 2.3
    • Trichostrongyloidea 2.4


This suborder includes (superfamily - included families):

Major superfamilies


These are parasites of lizards and snakes. They have a direct lifecycle in soil.


These have very large buccal cavities. They infect the small intestine of mammal carnivores by skin penetration.


These have large buccal capsules with corona radiata. Most of them infect the large intestine by oral ingestion of the larva.


[[File:Parasite140080-fig3 Gastrointestinal parasites in seven primates

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